A body scrub with coconut is just like a regular body scrub except it has coconut oil in the oil mix. Coconut oil is said to be good for your skin and can help hydrate your skin as well. The body scrub can be pure coconut oil or have a mixture of coconut oil and another kind of oil.

Each company will formulate its body scrubs differently. From my experience, most body scrubs won’t have coconut oil as the pure oil in the body scrub. Most companies will use 2 or 3 different oils and have more coconut oil than any other kind of oil.

How To Use A Body Scrub With Coconut Oil:

Using a body scrub at home can be pretty simple. Just follow these simple steps I outlined and you will have no problem:

Shave:

Shave your skin before doing any kind of a body scrub. Sometimes we could be a little too rough on our skin that shaving could irritate our skin more and cause redness or sensitive skin. Avoid this problem by shaving first.

Cleanse Your Skin:

Cleanse your skin first before starting a scrub. This could include washing your face if you are just applying the scrub to your face or washing your entire body in the bath or shower if you going to apply all over your body. The reason you should cleanse first is that you don’t want to have some dirt or anything on your skin. You don’t want to be rubbing dirt or makeup into your skin more than it should be.

Wet Your Skin:

Wet your skin with water before doing a body scrub with coconut oil. This could help make it apply to the skin easier and having something wet to glide on. Your skin doesn’t have to be soaking wet or anything like that. I would recommend just to make your skin damp.

Apply The Scrub:

Apply the scrub onto your fingertips and put it onto your face or body. Start with a small amount and work your way up if you don’t know how much to use. Everyone is different and wants to use a body scrub with coconut oil on different parts of their body. It’s really hard to tell them how much to use.

Rub In Small Circles:

After you applied to your face, start rubbing in it into your skin. This is the part that will feel amazing as long as you don’t rub too hard. You can start anywhere you want on your body, however, most people always start high and work their way down. This is up to you on where to start and what makes you most comfortable.
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Moisturize:

The last step is to moisturize after you finished. This is a very important step and shouldn’t be skipped. You can use a face moisturizer for your face and a hand and body lotion for moisturizing your body. Remember to keep moisturizing every day to help keep the benefits of the body scrub with coconut oil.

What Ingredients Are In A Body Scrub With Coconut Oil?

A body scrub with coconut oil should have an exfoliation product, oil, and a preservative. Sometimes companies add a fragrance or even a light soap to the scrub. There is no set rule saying one has to have. Each scrub is different and you should look at the label or ask before buying one. They may sound easy to make but in reality, the ingredients can be tricky to work with or get the right texture that you are looking for.

Salt/sugar:

Most scrubs will use salt or sugar for the exfoliating of the scrub. Salt and sugar are both really good choices since they are safe to use and they work. Both sugar and salt have their pros and cons to them but in the end, they do the same amount and one isn’t better than the other.

It all comes down to personal choice when choosing between salt or sugar scrub. I do have to ask that in my experience people will often choose and prefer a sugar scrub over a salt scrub. However, I have talked to people that are happy with either one.

Coconut Oil:

Coconut oil is the most important ingredient since that is the main ingredient. This type of oil has been used for years and has the trust that people like. Different kinds of coconut oil can be used in the scrub.

Some examples of coconut oil that you should be looking for are raw, organic, pure, or virgin. You may notice that coconut oil also comes in refined and unrefined. I would always try and find a body scrub that has unrefined coconut oil. Unrefined coconut oil will have more nutrients and will be healthier for your skin.

Fragrance:

Most body scrubs with coconut oil will come with a fragrance in them. The fragrance can give the body scrub a unique smell to it and can even take away the coconut oil smell to it.

If you like the smell of coconut oil then you should look for a body scrub that has no fragrance added to it. Also, make sure that the ingredients are coconut oil. Some companies like to put a small amount of coconut oil in a body scrub and then use cheaper oil as a filler.

You will be able to tell this by smelling it. If it doesn’t smell right, they may have other oils other than coconut oil.

Preservative:

Make sure that the product you get has a preservative. A good quality preservative will prevent the growth of mold and bacteria. Most body scrubs are made with no water added to them so they cant grow bacteria.

However, water can easily get inside the container after you wet your skin and go to apply some of it. If you leave the lid off when you take a hot shower, some water vapor could get left behind on the lid and cause mold and bacteria to grow on the lid. Most store-bought body scrubs already come with a preservative added to them.

If you buy a body scrub with coconut oil that has been homemade, you will need to double-check and ask them.

Other Ingredients:

Sometimes a body scrub with coconut oil will have other ingredients in it. Coconut milk or real coconut shavings may be added to the body scrub with coconut oil. These ingredients are also good for your skin and may even give them some extra benefits. For example, coconut milk is really hydrating and will make your skin really smooth.

What Are The Benefits Of A Body Scrub With Coconut Oil?

The benefits that you could receive vary from person to person. Some people experience different benefits while others seem to talk a little longer to see the benefits of using a body scrub. The main purpose of it is to exfoliate your skin. The main reason this happens is that everyone has different types of skin.

Each type of skin will react differently to a body scrub with coconut oil.

A few of the benefits that some people tell me they get are smoother skin, exfoliated skin, less blackhead and whiteheads, fewer acne breakouts, and reduced appearance of scars. However, all body scrubs can’t be sold with claims like these and are not approved by the FDA to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease.

All body scrubs will have the same benefits no matter what kind you get. A body scrub with coconut oil will have the same benefits as a body scrub without coconut oil will have.

I think that everyone should try some kind of body scrub at least a few times. I think that many people could benefit from them.

To get the most benefit from your scrub, you should use it at least 3 times a week. This is only if your skin will allow you to use it that much. You can’t expect to see any benefits from a body scrub with coconut oil if you don’t use the product that often.

You should always consult with your doctor if you have any health or medical problems before using a body scrub with sugar.

Will The Body Scrub With Coconut Oil Clog My Drain?

It’s possible but unlikely that one will clog your drain. The exfoliant that is used will usually dissolve in water. The typical exfoliants that are used are either sugar or salt. Both sugar and salt will dissolve in water and will not cause any harm to your drain.

However, other ingredients such as oil could clog your drain. Coconut oil has a freezing point of about 76 degrees F (24 C). That means that any temperature under that amount will cause the coconut oil to solidify. This means that if you use cool water to rinse off your face, the coconut oil could end up going down the drain and cause it to plug up.

Type Of Coconut Oil:

If you use fractionated coconut oil, the freezing point will be a lot lower and safer for your drain. Fractionated coconut oil will freeze at 25 degrees F (-04 C). This will allow you to use cooler water when rinsing off your face without clogging up your drain.

Most body scrubs are made with fractionated coconut oil for this reason. However, you will need to double-check the label to confirm that it’s the case before buying any.

If you are worried about your drain clogging, you should purchase an emulsified version of the scrub. These won’t clog your drain no matter the temperature of the water.

Here are a few tips that I put together for you to use to keep your drain unclogged:

Don’t Dump The Entire Product  Down The Drain:

The entire container of body scrub with coconut oil should never be dumped down the drain alone. This could cause your drain to clog up very fast. If you have to get rid of a container never dump it down the drain. Even if you run water, it will probably still clog your drain up at some point.

Use Warm Water While  Rinsing:

If you are using regular coconut oil you should use warm water while rinsing the body scrub with coconut oil off your face or body. Even if you’re using fractionated coconut oil, it’s still a good idea to use warm water. Using cold water to rinse off really has no benefits to the skin. Warm water is best to rinse off any body scrub.

Use An Emulsified Version:

If you can find an emulsified version with coconut oil, use it. When the body scrub with coconut oil is emulsified, it means that the water and oil molecules will stick together. This means that it can apply to the skin better and even go down the drain with ease. It can be difficult to find an emulsified body scrub with coconut oil.

Is A Body Scrub With Coconut Oil Safe To Use?

They are safe to use for most people. A few examples of people who shouldn’t use them are the people who are allergic to coconut oil, coconuts, coconut milk, and other coconut products. If you are allergic to any ingredients in the body scrub with coconut oil, you shouldn’t use the product.

The 2 main ingredients in a body scrub with coconut oil are:

Coconut Oil:

Coconut oil is safe to use on your body and face. It has been around and used for many years. Coconut oil said to be great for your skin. Many people say that coconut oil is an excellent moisturizer and really good for your skin. This applies to both fractionated and unfractionated coconut oil.

The Scrub:

Most companies will use either salt or sugar for a scrub. Both salt and sugar do a great job of exfoliating the skin and are safe to use. It ends up being a personal preference whether you like the salt or sugar in your body scrub with coconut oil. Some scrubs may use little plastic beads and those should be avoided. Those beads can get into your ears, eyes, and nose and they are awful for the environment.

How Often Should I Use A Body Scrub With Coconut Oil?

The shortest answer I always give people who ask me this question is 3 times a week. However, this can vary a lot and no one can answer this question except for yourself. You have to ask yourself how you feel. Are you able to do it more often? Maybe 3 times a week is too much. Look at your skin and see what it’s telling you.

If you have any soreness or redness of the skin, you need to cut back on your schedule. The best advice that you can do is to set a schedule and follow it.

Pick 3 days of the week to do your scrub. Make sure that they have a resting day in between them for your skin to heal. If you have sensitive skin, you should start out slow. Maybe only do 1 a week for a few weeks just to see how your skin reacts to it.

Testing It Out:

The best advice I can give you is to test it out. Some people can only get by with 3 times a week and others seem like they can go more. After you do a few body scrubs with coconut oil, you will know how your skin will react to it and can adjust your time intervals from there.

The coconut oil won’t hurt you and is really good for your skin. You can apply coconut oil or products to your skin every day and not notice any problems with it. The thing that could cause your skin to before sore is the exfoliation of the skin. Sometimes by rubbing too hard or long could cause your skin to become sore or red.

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